NBTE Begins Accreditation Of 36 Programmes In Fedpoly Bauchi


 The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has commenced the accreditation of 36 programmes in the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

Mr Fedelis Ogbonna, the Deputy Director, Science Division of the NBTE, stated this while speaking with journalists on the sideline of the exercise on Tuesday in Bauchi.

Ogbonna, who is also the Team Lead, said the 36 programmes were due for accreditation and re-accreditation to the scheme of studies in the polytechnic.

“The accreditation includes new programmes and the resource inspection of the polytechnic which will be done within two days.

“We are supposed to visit the polytechnic in 2020 but because of the COVID-19 outbreak, we could not do so. The Board decided to visit this time around to do the needful for the school,” he said.

The Rector of the Polytechnic, Mr Sanusi Gumau, said the programmes included 14 new and 22 existing programmes in the institution.

“The new programmes have eight Ordinary National Diploma (OND), and six Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes

“The existing 22 programmes are due for re-accreditation as well as the inspection of the resource persons of the polytechnic.

“The institution has all the necessary requirements and structures as well as the capacity for accreditation, that is why we invite the Board,” he said.

Gumau said the Board considered the polytechnic to house the Zonal Office of the NBTE in the North-East region.

He said the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) also ranked the polytechnic the best and leading in research work in the North East.

The Rector noted that the school was the only polytechnic that audit scripts of students marked by lecturers in the country, adding that: “this is why we have the confidence and capacity to invite the board for accreditation,’’ he said. 

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